January 4, 2019

Holy Six Martyrs

Holy Six Martyrs (Feast Day - January 4)


The souls of the six shined as they flew away from life,
Now they stand together with the six-winged intelligences.

According to the Synaxarion of Constantinople, these Holy Six Martyrs are said to have reposed in peace. This seems like an oxymoron, until we discover that on January 15th we commemorate the Holy Six Fathers who lived in asceticism in the utter desert, and they share the same iambic verses as today's saints. This could mean that these Six Fathers, by living in the utter desert, suffered martyrdom by their extreme asceticism. We do not know their exact identity.